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Substantial updates coming for November Patch Tuesday

Microsoft will release its largest batch of security fixes in over three years for November’s upcoming Patch Tuesday.

The company’s advance notification contains 16 bulletins, the most in a month since June 2011. This cycle will see five critical updates, four of which address Remote Code Execution (RCE) issues in Windows and Internet Explorer. Bulletins 1 and 3 will affect all versions of Windows, and Bulletin 2 will cover all versions of Internet Explorer from IE 6 and up. Windows Technical Preview and Windows Server Technical Preview are also affected by Bulletins 1, 2 and 4.

November will also have nine important updates affecting Office, Windows, .NET, Server Software and Exchange, as well as two moderate bulletins impacting Windows and Office.

The important updates mostly address mainly elevation of privilege issues, but also security feature bypass and information disclosure problems. The two moderate bulletins address an elevation of privilege vulnerability in Windows and Office, as well as a denial of service issue in Windows.

What do you think about this month’s Patch Tuesday updates? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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